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Jasper intaglio: Serapis-Hades with Kerberos

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Jasper, red
Dimensions:
H.: 5/8 x 1/2 in. (1.5 x 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
81.6.59
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Serapis in the guise of Pluto sits enthroned with Cerberus by his side.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 131, pp. 95-96, pl. 34, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 254, pp. 64-65, pl. 37, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. p. 194, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 254, pp. 64-65, pl. 37, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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